Oakdale Lake June 1963. Howard Gibson Collection.
Program Description: Friends of Hudson Youth and Friends of Oakdale Lake will throw the first annual Oakdale Lake Picnic open to all of Hudson, ushering in a new era of community use and involvement at Oakdale. There will be free hot dogs with pickles made by Oakdale campers and Hawthorne Valley sauerkraut; Stewart’s ice cream; and a DJ. The Oakdale Picnic offers the first ever viewing of a new exhibit, co-created by the Hudson Area Library, Friends of Hudson Youth and Friends of Oakdale Lake. The exhibit, “Oakdale Past & Future,” includes historic photographs, maps, and memorabilia on Oakdale.
Date/Time: Thursday, August 9, 4-6pm Continue reading
Program Description: While Pamela Badila is on summer hiatus, Sam Gruber, Summer Reading teacher and Library Assistant, reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music, performance and crafts for children and their families.
Date/Time: Sundays, 1-2pm. July 1 through August 26.
Suggested Audience: Children of all ages
Preregistration: Not required
Program Description: The Link Project and OutHudson in collaboration with the library are hosting Merrie Cherry for Drag Queen Story Time. There will be a drag queen treasure chest of costumes for kids. Complimentary cookies provided by Trixie’s Oven. The first 15 families will receive a free copy of “I Am Jazz”, a story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings.
Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 11am – 12pm
Hudson Area Library Kids in an Historic Tug O’ War!
Program Description: All ages and families are welcome to join us for a tour of & activities at the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site. Transportation and lunch will be provided. To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-828-1792 x1010. Meet at the library at 11:30am to join us on this annual free family trip. Rain or shine we will be heading out!
Date/Time: Monday, July 23, 11:30 – 3pm
Program Description: We are thrilled to collaborate with Kuumba Dance & Drum Academy and Operation Unite Education and Cultural Arts Center, as part of our Music in the Stacks programming. Join your neighbors to make music and community!
Date/Time: Sunday August 5 4-5pm
Pre-registration: Suggested but not required
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Program Description: Join us to celebrate and register for the library’s Summer Reading Program. Participants will make their own musical instruments and later be able to join with the Diata Diata International Folkloric Theater for a drum circle and musical games. We will have other special guests, craft activities and will also be providing families with Summer Reading Logs, book giveaways and ice cream!
Date/Time: Saturday, June 2 from 3-5pm.
Suggested Audience: This is a family event!